About the course

People come into hospitals looking for the best care they can get. They expect that their health will improve to the best levels possible and that the health professionals will be monitoring them all the time and that any change would be detected immediately. However, many people complain that their expectations were not met and that their health condition was deteriorating.

The health professionals play a major role in assessing clients who are in their care. They spend time with the patient and therefore, must be able to identify the slightest change in the health status of their respective clients. This can be achieved only with good knowledge and practice.

This course aims to improve the knowledge of health professionals by helping them have a clear understanding of deterioration of health and its identification.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss early recognition and incidence of deterioration.
  • Identify cardiorespiratory arrest rhythms for in-hospital patients.
  • Illustrate the contributing factors associated to clinical deterioration.
  • Explain the causes and common symptoms of deterioration contributing to cardiorespiratory arrest.
  • Determine life support using a standardized systemic approach.

CPD Points

2 Points


2 Hours (Self-Paced)

Course curriculum